Anti-Financial Crime Symposium – Nordics

  • When:Thursday, 28 November 2019
  • Time:7.55am – 4.35pm
  • Venue: Copenhagen Marriott Hotel
    Kalvebod Brygge 5
    Copenhagen 1560
    Phone: +45 88 33 99 00

$75 early bird discount ends 20 September 2019*

Nordic Noir – Applying 20/20 Vision to the Banking Scandals of 2019

This full-day event focuses on a disruptive year in anti-financial crime.

We will conduct a blameless post-mortem on the banking scandals in the region, and explore how to best move forward in a year that will also see the transposition of the 5AMLD. Furthermore, we’ll uncover the role of RegTech in collaboration.

The programme also includes a highly interactive training session that will teach you how to integrate an impactful AML training programme into your FCC regime – that both ticks the box and thinks outside it.


7:55 – 8:55 Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:55 Welcome and Introductory Remarks
9:10 Keynote Address
9:30 Mammon: Uncovering the Truth Behind Data Leaks, Banking Scandals and Laundromats
10:15 – 10:45 Networking and Refreshment Break
10:45 Borgen: Lowering the Drawbridge on Regulation
11:35 The Bridge: Man, Meet Machine
12:30 – 13:30 Networking Lunch
13:30 AML Training Session
The Team: Arm Your People to Fight Financial Crime
14:30 – 14:50 Networking and Refreshment Break
14:50 AML Training Session continued
15:30 Bordertown: Sanctions… a Less Than Peaceful Life?
16:30 – 16:35 Closing Remarks


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Gold Sponsor:



Koos Couvee


Koos Couvée has been ACAMS’s European reporter since October 2017 and is responsible for covering the development of laws, regulations and compliance procedures designed to clamp down on illicit finance in the United Kingdom and European Union. Prior to joining ACAMS, Koos worked as a news journalist at various regional and national newspapers based in London.

Marie Lundberg


Ms. Marie Lundberg is the founder and CEO of Acronym Consulting AB, based in Stockholm, Sweden. She is a financial crime specialist with more than two decades of experience within the financial sector, including investment firms, large internet banks, payment service providers, traditional and private banking. Her area of expertise includes anti-bribery and corruption, anti-money laundering, customer due diligence, sanctions and counter terrorism financing.

Ms. Lundberg is a firm believer of using analytics and the importance of knowing and understanding your data, as well as your customers. Awareness, a solid risk management program and education is in her opinion a few of the keys to combat financial crime.

She has extensive international experience, working mainly in the Nordics, Europe and the UK. Marie is also a Certified Fraud Examiner by ACFE as well as a public speaker and thought leader in this area.


James Buttimore


James Buttimore leads the KYC Risk Processes team within Group Financial Crime Prevention at Nordea. The team is responsible for defining KYC requirements for individual and corporate customers and correspondent relationships. Prior to this role, James was responsible for KYC requirements in Nordea’s Wholesale Banking business area. A key highlight from this role was the implementation of common KYC requirements and a KYC Tool in nine countries.

James has a risk management background. Prior to specialising in financial crime, he developed his risk management experience in Nordea’s Group Internal Audit, and EY Advisory Services (New Zealand). James is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and was previously a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Chartered Accountant (CA).

Paul Coady
  • Paul Coady

  • Head of Anti-Financial Crime (Americas) Development
  • Deutsche Bank


Paul Coady has over 20-years’ experience in global financial services. He has worked in Dublin, London and New York and has led significant compliance and financial crime operations and transformation across the U.K., North America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

His particular focus over the last 15 years has been on influencing compliance, conduct and culture and he has held senior roles as the Business Ethics, Policies & Training Manager for Allied Irish Bank, Global Chief Compliance Officer for DBRS Credit Rating Agency and Group Head of Compliance Policy & Learning for Barclays.

Paul is currently Head of Anti-Financial Crime (AFC) Development for Deutsche Bank in New York having previously established their Global Conduct, Organisation & Regulatory Education (CORE) and Global Anti-Financial Crime Education programs.

Markus Maeker
  • Markus Forsman

  • Deputy Director- Banking Unit
  • Ministry of Finance- Sweden


Markus Forsman is the head of the Swedish government’s delegation to the FATF, and a Deputy Director at Sweden’s Ministry of Finance, where he has worked since 2012.

Previously, he worked in the private IT intelligence and financial sectors in several European countries. He has degrees in politics from the universities of Cambridge and Uppsala.

Erling Grimstad
  • Erling Grimstad

  • CEO and AML Advisor
  • Advokatfirmaet Erling Grimstad AS, Norway


Erling Grimstad assists clients to prevent and detect fraud and corruption. He provides advice and defense counsel to companies facing the risk of non-compliance or enforcement actions, financial losses and other risks following from the suspicion of non-compliance.

He is one of the most experienced investigation lawyers in the Nordic area. This includes experience from high profiled cases in various business areas.

Erling is trained and educated as a lawyer, senior public prosecutor, and police investigator. He brings more than 30 years of experience from compliance, investigative and advisory services. Erling has been responsible for developing anti-corruption, anti-fraud and anti-money laundering programs in various industries.

Erling is the founder of Advokatfirmaet Erling Grimstad AS –

Matis Maeker
  • Matis Mäeker

  • Head of AML/CFT Supervision Department
  • Estonian FSA


Matis Mäeker is the head of AML/CFT supervision department at Estonian FSA with over 7 years of experience in the AML/CFT sector.

Matis has great knowledge of compliance matters vis-a-vis all financial services. He has conducted many on-site and off-site inspections in all financial institutions and the author of Estonian Financial Supervision Authority’s AML/CFT guideline.

Matis has been involved in the national risk assessment of Estonia and has participated in MONEYVAL 5th round mutual evaluation of Isle of Man as a financial evaluator.

Pekka Vasara
  • Pekka Vasara

  • Head of the AML Division


Is currently Head of the AML Division for the Finnish Financial Supervision Authority and was appointed in May 2019. He also holds various other positions including the Chair of the Egmont Policy and Procedure Working Group, FATF team member and is an EN FIU platform representative.

Pekka has previously held various posts within the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), including the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), as a lawyer (1998-2001), a leader of investigation (2001 – 2007), and the Head of FIU (2015-2019).

Pekka has a Higher Diploma in Law from the University of Helsinki and was a Practicant in court at the Helsinki City Lower Court (competence to stand as a judge) in 2009.

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